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Eastgate Commemorates WW1

18th July 2014
Posted by Danny Lawrence

Eastgate Sculpture of Remembrance

On Friday July 18th Eastgate the unveiling their Sculpture of Remembrance opposite Starbucks on the Lower Mall, following a service of dedication took place

Carved from a single piece of ash, the sculpture was created by Alistair Smith, who created Eastgateā€™s giant world cup in 2010, and also our giant pagoda to honour the Japanese swimmers who were resident in Basildon for the London Olympics in 2012. The Sculpture of Remembrance is modern in style, but is immediately identifiable as something that is commemorates the sacrifices of those who have served our nation in times of conflict.

The 100th Anniversary of the Start of World War One

Eastgate will be exhibiting a number of information boards that tell the stories behind many key activities of World War One from start to finish, through text and photography. The exhibition will be in place until Tuesday August 5th, whereupon it will be moved to the art gallery on the Upper Mall.

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